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Kamen Rider Build has proven itself khổng lồ be a particularly popular series, especially since Bandai Tamashii Nations are still steadily releasing S.H. Figuartsover two years after its completion. After the release of the extremely popular Kamen Rider Evol (Phase 1,2,3 Set) in 2019 a retool of the evil alien Evolto’s ultimate size seemed inevitable, & sure enough in 2020 S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Evol black Hole form (Phase 4) arrived as a Tamashii website exclusive. After upgrading his standard Cobra khung with the nguồn of the Evol Trigger, Evolto becomes complete once more an no longer requires a human host. True khổng lồ its name, Evol now commands the nguồn of miniature black holes - able to create và manipulate to lớn leave not a single trace of his destruction.

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S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Evol đen Hole khung (Phase 4) comes in a windowless Tamashii website exclusive box, with a kiến thiết identical khổng lồ that of the other Kamen Rider Build figures. Rather than focus on the additional trắng this form brings khổng lồ Evol’s suit, the background of the box is instead a nice set of black và red that really brings the image of the figure khổng lồ the forefront. In the vị trí cao nhất corner there’s also a little molecule tree for Cobra, Evol’s primary theme/Bottle. One spine of the box features an additional image of the figure whilst the other simply has text. It’s the back of the box where you’ll find the usual array of stock images showing off the figure và it’s (admittedly very few) accessories, và then inside you’ll find Evol comfortably relaxing on a moulded plastic tray.
Evol’s black Hole size is a retool of his Phase 1 Cobra Form, sporting a remoulded head and upper body toàn thân armour along with a number of longer skirt/coattail pieces made of softer plastic. These newer parts can be immediately identified by their black & white colour scheme, although the skirt parts vị also have a red gradient on them as well. The rest of the toàn thân is a straight reuse of Phase 1, so shares that same vibrant metallic red, blue & gold colouring. Around the time of its debut on the show there were some comments about how the new parts didn’t really mesh well with the colours of the Phase 1 suit, but personally I think it works really well. It’s the same base Evol suit under there supplemented with new armour parts. Yes the colours clash & its pretty gaudy overall, but that fits Evol’s personality khổng lồ a tee. The upper body armour shares a similar design to lớn the Phase 1 size but overall the thiết kế has been a lot more simplified, & the stark differences between the black và white parts really show that off. The same goes for the head sculpt, which furthers that demonic cobra silhouette with newly coloured compound eyes - trắng with a sinister red line running right through the middle. It’s rare to lớn see a Kamen Rider with eyes of more than one colour, immediately making Evol đen Hole stand out as a particularly sinister villain Rider. It’s an incredibly elaborate upper body design with multiple areas of raised detailing, capped off with huge shoulder pads with huge spikes jutting out of them. The back of the toàn thân is similarly impressive with its raised spinal column running down the middle. While the overall kiến thiết remains relatively similar to the Phase 1 form, it’s amazing how much a change of colours can change how you perceive it thematically. With the metallic red, blue & gold Phase 1 immediately gives off a steampunk aesthetic, but the clashing black và white of black Hole feels far more space/sci-fi orientated by comparison. Devoid of colour lượt thích a black hole, and colours devoid of any warmth like Evol himself.

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Moving down the toàn thân to the brand new skirt section, this is a five-piece construction consisting of two longer tails are either side of the hips, a further two smaller ones on đứng top of them và then finally a central piece at the back layered between them. While these are all made of a softer plastic, they aren’t especially malleable và certainly don’t bởi the articulation any favours. Whereas Tamashii Nations seem lớn have fully embraced soft goods (whether they be wired or not) on the Shinkocchou Seihou range, the standard S.H. Figuarts line is still dealing with soft plastic. It’s great for static poses, but hardly ideal for Figuarts’ “pursuing character expression tagline”.
Around the figure’s waist is of course the Evol Driver, which has been previously seen on both the Evol Phase 1-3 set and Kamen Rider Mad Rogue. Of course, the Evol Driver itself is just a reworking of the standard Build Driver, which has been seen plenty of times in the line as well. The Driver is extremely well detailed (the tiny Build logo on the crank was something I didn’t even notice until I looked at my close up pictures), featuring both a turning crank và removable Cobra và Rider System Evol Bottles. The bottles are a little difficult to lớn unpeg at first since there isn’t a whole lot of clearance above them, but once they’re out they’re very easy lớn peg back in. The new addition to lớn the belt here is the Evol Trigger, a parallel lớn Build’s Hazard Trigger that allows Evol lớn upgrade to this form. Unlike the bottles though the Evol Trigger is not removable from the belt, & as such probably quite a fragile piece. Gluing it into the belt is perfectly understandable if that’s the case, but then a loose version could have easily been included as well. It’s not like this set has any more important accessories that it needed lớn come with instead after all.
Evol might be a complicated looking figure but there"s still plenty of articulation going on under all that elaborate sculpting. Sharing the same base body toàn thân as the previous Evol figure (which in turn also reworks parts of Kamen Rider Build), Evol đen Hole sports the following;